Guitarist plays 50 Avenged Sevenfold songs in under six minutes

If you're a guitarist you'll already know Youtube is full of incredible players; originals, cover versions, mashups… you name it. We especially love it when players pay tribute to bands they love – and's Sam Roche has gone all-out here for Avenged Sevenfold.

In five minutes and 57 seconds he manages to squeeze in 50 of the band's songs in a game of name that tune – mixing sometimes tiny snippets alongside landmark Avenged Sevenfold riffs in a seamless blend.

“One of the most challenging things was figuring out how each part would fit seamlessly into the next," Guitar World's online staff writer tells us. "

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"I went through the band’s discography and noted down 50 tracks of varying popularity to make it interesting. Then I randomised the list in a spreadsheet, tried playing them in the order it generated, and it was instantly clear that I needed to take a more methodical approach… Thankfully, a lot of the riffs start with an open drop D power chord so that made life easier!" 

Easy is a relative term – we commend Sam for his hard work on this.  


Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.